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The Little Ice Age tells the story of the turbulent, unpredictable, and often very cold years of modern European history, how this altered climate affected historical events, and what it means for today's global warming.
Building on research that has only recently confirmed that the world endured a 500 year cold snap, renowned archaeologist Brian Fagan shows how the increasing cold influenced familiar events from Norse exploration to the settlement of North America to the Industrial Revolution.
This is a fascinating book for anyone interested in history, climate, and how they interact.
About the Author
Brian Fagan is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. A former Guggenheim Fellow, he has written many internationally acclaimed popular books about archaeology, including The Little Ice Age, Floods, Famines, and Emperors, and The Long Summer. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.
"[The Little Ice Age] could do for the historical study of climate what Michel Foucault's classic Madness and Civilization did for the historical study of mental illness: make it a respectable subject for scholarly inquiry." -Scientific American.
Warmth and Its Aftermath
The Medieval Warm Period
The Great Famine
The Climatic Seesaw
Storms, Cod and Doggers
A Vast Peasantry
The End of the "Full World"
The Specter of Hunger
The War Against the Glaciers
"More Like Winter Than Summer"
Dearth and Revolution
The Year Without a Summer
An Ghorta Mor
The Modern Warm Period
A Warmer Greenhouse
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ISBN: 9780465022724 ISBN-10: 0465022723 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 272 Published: 26th December 2001 Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 13.5
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1